A 104-year-old woman is hoping to be certified as the oldest person to ever skydive after making a tandem jump in Illinois.
“Age is just a number,” Dorothy Hoffner told a cheering crowd moments after touching the ground Sunday.
Hoffner first skydived when she was 100. On Sunday, she left her walker behind and was helped up the steps to join the others waiting inside to skydive.
The dive lasted seven minutes, including her parachute’s slow descent to the ground.
“It was wonderful up there,” she said. “The whole thing was delightful, couldn’t have been better.”
Hoffner, who’s set to turn 105 in December, said she might take a ride in a hot-air balloon next.
parachute = (n)ร่มชูชีพ, (vt) กระโดดร่ม
skydive = กระโดดร่ม
jump = กระโดด
tandem jump = กระโดดคู่
certify = รับรอง
ground = พื้นดิน
walker = วอล์คเกอร์ช่วยเดิน
descent = การเคลื่อนลงมา